Spiced Mac and Cheese

Spiced Mac and Cheese
Spiced Mac and Cheese

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Prep time

10m

Total time

1h

Yields

6-8

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What do you get when you combine delicious macaroni and cheese with exciting Latin flavors? Your new favorite recipe! Here, the classic cheese sauce is amped up with the addition of GOYA® Hot Yellow Pepper Paste. Known as Ají Amarillo in its native country of Peru, this yellow pepper paste boats a vibrant yellow color with a slightly spicy, but also fruity pepper taste that goes great with macaroni and cheese. Try it tonight a flavorful, comforting family meal.

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Ingredients

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4 tbsp.

GOYA® Unsalted Stick Butter (½ stick )

¼ cup

flour

3 cups

whole milk

2 cups

GOYA® Queso de Papa, or shredded cheddar cheese

1 bag (7 oz.)

GOYA® Small Elbow Pasta, cooked according to package directions and drained

 

 

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Step 1

Heat oven to 350°F.

Step 2

In medium pot over medium heat, melt butter; add olive oil. Whisk in flour. Cook, whisking often, until mixture forms smooth paste, about 2 minutes. Mix in Sazonador Total and Hot Yellow Pepper Paste until well combined. Slowly add milk, whisking constantly until smooth; increase heat to high. Bring milk mixture to boil, whisking occasionally to prevent lumps, until mixture forms smooth sauce, about 5 minutes. Remove pot from heat. Stir in cheddar cheese until melted.

Step 3

Fold cooked pasta into cheese mixture until well combined; pour into 2-quart casserole dish; set aside.

Step 4

Heat olive oil in small skillet over medium heat; add breadcrumbs. Cook, stirring occasionally, until saturated in oil and lightly toasted, about 2 minutes. Sprinkle breadcrumbs evenly over macaroni and cheese.

Step 5

Bake, uncovered, until macaroni and cheese is hot and bubbling and breadcrumbs are well toasted, about 30 minutes. Remove from oven and let rest at least 5 minutes before serving.

Tip by La Cocina Goya

Tip from La Cocina GOYA®: Cheese-ify your vegetables!

For a delicious side dish that everyone is sure to love, top your cooked vegetables with the cheese sauce from our Spiced Mac’ and Cheese! Simply follow Step 2 of the recipe, and pour the hot cheese sauce over 1 lb. of your favorite steamed vegetable, like broccoli, cauliflower or asparagus

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